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Diploma in Engineering (Electrical- Rapid Transit Technology)

Topic:Built Environment, Engineering, Others

Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

    21 Dec 2023 to 29 Feb 2024
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    900 hours (2.5 years)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified when there is a new run.

Class schedule:
3 evenings during weekdays between 6.30pm and 10.30pm

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

Note: The Course Intake (SP-DEER-240001) in April 2024 is only open to SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation for registration. 

For course specific details, please contact the course manager:
Name: Mr Wong Weng Yew

For other enquiries, please email to

Course Objective

This course aims to train fresh ITE graduates and in-service staff with NITEC or Higher NITEC qualification to become the next generation of rail engineering professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the manpower needs of Singapore’s growing rail network of 360 km by 2030.

It also aims to provide ITE engineering graduates another career progression pathway by acquiring a diploma qualification while continuing to be in the workforce, thereby retaining them in the sector, and mitigating manpower shortage faced by employers.

Course Outline

MC 1 – Certificate in Fundamental Technical Training 
Module 1: Rail Systems Maintenance I
Module 2: Workplace Safety and Health I
Module 3: Rail Operation
Module 4: Maintenance Management

MC 2 – Certificate in Advanced Technical Training
Module 5: Rail Systems Maintenance II
Module 6: Workplace Safety and Health II
Module 7: Process Improvement & Business Management
Module 8: Critical Core Skills (Leadership)

MC 3 – Certificate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Module 9: Electrical Principles 
Module 10: Digital Principles

MC 4 – Certificate in Technologies for Rail Engineering
Module 11: Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)
Module 12: Engineering Data Analytics
Module 13: Operation Technology
Module 14: Engineering Asset Management

MC 5 – Certificate in Rail Engineering Project
Module 15: Engineering Project 
Module 16: Rapid Transit Technology (Application)

Please click here for the module synopsis.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Applicants must not suffer from serious colour appreciation deficiency.
  2. The applicant shall be an ITE Nitec with GPA ≥ 2.0 or a Higher Nitec graduate in an engineering or information technology discipline.
  3. The applicant can be an in-service employee from the participating WSP companies, or
  4. The applicant can be an ITE Nitec or Higher Nitec fresh graduate within 5 years of graduation or within 5 years from his last day of National Service (ORD).
  5. Applicant (in-service employee from the participating WSP company) with a minimum diploma qualification in other engineering fields will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may be subjected to interviews or tests before they can be considered for enrolment. 
  6. Applicants (in-service employee from the participating WSP company) who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted will have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Certification / Accreditation


Upon completion of five Modular Certificates (MC), participants will be conferred a Diploma qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

Working adults in the Rapid Transit industry who wish to pick up specialised skills and knowledge.

Course Fees


For more information on the course fee or to apply, click on the “Register” button.

Application Procedure

1. For self-sponsored applicant, please click on the “Register” button to apply for the course. You will be directed to STEP portal to manage all your course activities. Please note that you will be prompted to sign in with Singpass/Student ID.
2. For company-sponsored applicant, please approach your company's Human Resource (HR) team to put in the application through the company portal using CorpPass.  You may only apply after receiving the registration link from your company's HR.
3. Your application does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Your acceptance into the course is dependent on meeting the course requirements and course vacancy.
4. Non‐Singaporeans must possess a valid Employment Pass / Work Permit / Dependant Pass throughout the course duration. You would need to bear the full risk of non-completion should your pass expire and subsequently lapse within the duration of the course.
5. You will be notified by email on the application outcome 6 weeks after the application’s closing date. 
6. PACE Academy course schedules, including course trainer, course fees and course availability are subject to change.

7. PACE Academy reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course at short notice; & at its absolute discretion without assigning any reason for such cancellation/postponements. In the event that the applicant’s chosen course is cancelled prior to its commencement, PACE Academy will make a full refund of course fees already paid by the applicant.

8. The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course. 

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